Please Pass The Manners

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Please Pass The Manners

Quiz your table etiquette and manners knowledge with this fun quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If you need to get up during a meal at a restaurant, your napking should be:
    • A. 

      Wadded up and placed on top of your food

    • B. 

      Left on your chair

    • C. 

      Given to the person sitting next to you

    • D. 

      Loosely folded and placed to the left or right of your plate

  • 2. 
    When invited to a dinner party at a restaurant you should plan to arrive
    • A. 

      30 minutes early

    • B. 

      Exactly on time

    • C. 

      10 minutes early

    • D. 

      20 minutes late

  • 3. 
    When food is served "family style" it means:
    • A. 

      The food will already be on each person's plate when it's brought to the table.

    • B. 

      People help themselves to each dish, passing serving dishes to each other.

    • C. 

      The food is placed in serving dishes on the table

    • D. 

      Both b and c are correct.

  • 4. 
    When serving yourself from a community salad bowl, you should use
    • A. 

      Your hands

    • B. 

      The serving utensils provided

    • C. 

      Your own silverware

    • D. 

      Another person's silverware

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is an example of BAD table manners?
    • A. 

      Only speak when you don't have food in your mouth.

    • B. 

      Do your best to mingle and make light conversation with everyone at a dinner party.

    • C. 

      Do not apply lip gloss or makeup at the table.

    • D. 

      Keep your elbows on the table.

  • 6. 
    If you MUST make or take a call on your cell phone during dinner at a restaurant, you should:
    • A. 

      Excuse yourself and step outside of the restaurant.

    • B. 

      Take the call at the table.

    • C. 

      Take the call and only leave the table if you realize it's going to be a longer conversation.

    • D. 

      Take the call at the table only if you're sure it will be a quick conversation.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT true of buffet service?
    • A. 

      It is often used for larger gatherings.

    • B. 

      Serving dishes of food are arranged on a table or counter, wtih the tableware stacked at one end.

    • C. 

      You would be passing dishes of food around the table during buffet service.

    • D. 

      People line up and serve themselves.

  • 8. 
    Texting on your phone at a dinner table is only allowed:
    • A. 

      After everyone has finished eating.

    • B. 

      This is NEVER polite!!

    • C. 

      After you have finished eating.

    • D. 

      Before everyone has started eating.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is NOT a common type of meal service in the United States?
    • A. 

      Hokey pokey service

    • B. 

      Family style service

    • C. 

      Buffet service

    • D. 

      Plate service

  • 10. 
    When referring to "plate service," which of the following would be true?
    • A. 

      The food will already be on each person's plate when it's brought to the table.

    • B. 

      A style of service that is often used at weddings and other formal occasions.

    • C. 

      You would be serving yourself each dish.

    • D. 

      Both a and b are correct.